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Comment by 4/20 by Patricia Burke  re: Smart Meter Pilot Cost Overruns

April 20 is the deadline for comments to the Department of Public Utilities regarding surcharging ratepayers $15M for cost overruns for the $45M Worcester smart meter pilot.

National Grid’s pilot did not include health monitoring, but featured safety testimony from a tobacco scientist.  In Arizona’s current utility rate case, Dr. Sam Milham M.D. M.P.H. stated,  “It is my professional opinion that smart meters are a public health hazard.”

 

Expert testimony indicates that electrical noise due to the switch mode power and radio frequency transmissions being conducted along house wiring and re-radiated into the home are causing biological harm.  Sleep deprivation (recognized by the UN as torture) is a primary health complaint associated with smart meters.

 

As reported by Lynne Weycherly in the Ecologist, “they emit as many as 14,000 short bursts of intense microwave radiation a day, disrupting cellular electrochemistry and causing health symptoms from migraine to tinnitus, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, chest pain, palpitations and memory loss.”

 

Michigan’s Senator Colbeck testified that smart meters are at risk from EMPs (electromagnetic pulses), fires, and hacking due to: no surge protection, no conducted emissions filters, no circuit breaker between the meter and power source, and the cyber security “back door.” He endorses analogues.

 

Ratepayers should not be on the hook for excessive costs. Instead, the pilot should be investigated for violating prohibitions on human experimentation without informed consent, misrepresentation, and as a case study in misguided decision-based evidence-making that manipulated community consent. Be heard. Please comment.

http://170.63.40.34/DPU/FileRoomAPI/api/Attachments/Get/?path=17-53%2fOrder_of_Notice.pdf

The State of Maine Public Utility Commission recently received what it thinks is the ultimate verdict in the issue of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) when the Maine Supreme Judicial Court agreed with the PUC that utility companies’ smart meters are safe and not harmful to human health and safety.

Perhaps the judge who rendered that decision ought to reconsider what’s going on regarding EHS, especially at the United Nations and their conference where EHS issues were discussed.

See http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/environmental-refugees-electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-ehs-sufferers.html

This is reprinted from our S.A.F.E. Helps You website for education about electrosensitivity. People who can’t tolerate the frequencies from electromagnetic fields including those emitted from smart meters can experience symptoms. This is one woman explaining what she goes through.

“But what does it feel like?” This is the most popular question I’ve been asked in the last three years. In a nutshell — it feels like unremitting, wired, electrified torture. It feels like I am fused with a force field, that I’m no longer human but part of a circuit. It feels like my body is pulsating to an artificial frequency. If I were to check off some boxes in a physician’s waiting room, my symptom list would include numbness, tingling, muscle twitching, vertigo, loss of balance, pressurized headaches, spinal pain, rashes, insomnia, memory lapses, cognitive dysfunction, altered heart rate, tinnitus, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress and urological spasms — just for starters.
My symptoms worsen to torment based on dose and duration of EMF intensity, and diminish only with distance from the offending source. Which means, if there’s something energetically hurting me, there’s no waiting it out, there’s no “maybe I’ll get used to it,” there’s no “Alison, can’t you just deal with it?” And if I can’t shut it down, there is only one thing to do:
Leave.”
written by Alison Main,  a freelance graphic designer and writer with a focus on environmental health, EMF safety and natural living. You can read her nonfiction essays at uncommonalchemy.me and her published work atalisonmain.me.

On Saturday, September 10, at 7 pm, the Woodstock Smart Meter Forum will launch its fall series. The first speaker of the season will be Dafna Tachover, founder and CEO of We Are the Evidence. She will discuss the environmental and health impacts of the 5G Spectrum Frontiers standards for cell phones and smart meters. The 5G protocol will create the technological framework for the Internet of Things.

The FCC decision will facilitate implementation of the 5G platform in 2017, and it will be intensely infrastructure rich. For example, in the case of cell phones, the new standard calls for mini-cell towers on every telephone pole and on/in houses to support signal saturation. This is necessary since the signal cannot travel through walls. The program is designed to enable billions of microchipped appliances to seamlessly communicate—and it will spread unprecedented amounts of radiation through the environment and peoples’ homes.

Dafna Tachover’s We Are the Evidence is an advocacy group for the protection of the rights of those injured by wireless radiation. Ms. Tachover herself developed electro sensitivity (ES) in 2009. She is licensed to practice law in New York State and Israel and she has an MBA. Further, she has a technical background, which dates from her service in the Israeli Army. There she was a communications and computers officer and commander of the computer center of the Israeli Defense Force Operations Center and Headquarters.

The Woodstock Smart Meter Forum is free and open to the public. The presentation will take place at the Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Lane in Woodstock, NY.

analogamrmeterThis meter looks like a safe analog. But it has a wireless transmitter hidden inside. It appears that utility companies have been hiding wireless transmitters  in so-called ‘analog’ meters, without informing the public.  If you are paying a surcharge for a meter reader to come and a safe analog with a spinning disc or dials, but it is still pulsing microwave radiation.  To make sure your analog is not a ‘trojan horse’ is to use an RF meter and test it yourself.

A Trojan horse ‘analog’ meter (L&G MX model) has been linked with a case of throat cancer in California that is currently the subject of litigation.

May 29, 2016 — ALBANY, N.Y. (May 27, 2016) – A second New York Assembly committee has passed a bill that would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Final passage of this bill would allow New Yorker’s to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

About Smart Meters. An investigation of smart meter tobacco scientist health expert Peter Valberg, who testified before the Worcester Zoning Board of Appeals concerning the safety of an antenna in the National Grid smart meter pilot program. Valberg also testified for the MA Dept. of Public Utilities to override citizen health complaints. This video has been submitted to the MA Attorney General, calling for an investigation of the Worcester pilot and the DPU mandate.

The Video talks about Valberg in MA around minute 11.

http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS53